Now, life-term for cow slaughtering in Gujarat

by Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Ahmedabad, Jun 3: Gujarat government has finally notified rules for the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2017, that has provision for a life-term for any person found guilty of cow slaughter or having direct involvement in such offense.

cowThe amendment to this effect was brought in by Gujarat government on the last day of budget session that end on March 31, 2017. With this, Gujarat becomes the first state in the country to have a strict law against cow slaughter.

The new law has provisions for financial penalty of anywhere between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 5 lakh for such a crime. Anyone found illegally keeping or transporting acowtoo can be imprisoned up to 10 years in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. The offence is also non-bailable now.

The new Act also includes seizure of the vehicles used for transportation of animals for slaughter.

The state government has also put curbs on transportation of cows in the state. Even the legal and licensed movement of the cattle would not be allowed between 7.00 pm and 5.00 am.


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